Composition in black tones, white, yellow, blue, lilac, green and red ochre. Straight lines, dotted lines and parallel. Group of workers in a rice field with scarecrow occupying the entire area of ​​the composition. In the foreground, center, group of five women as if they were singing. The on the left holds a gourd in his on the right hand, the center is with a child sitting on his shoulders and the on the right carries a girl on his lap. All wear hats, wear kind of long robes and are barefoot. The other two figures are after completing the group. In the background, in the middle of rice fields, it is seen on the right, an armed scarecrow and three figures reaping rice, diagonally from the right to on the left and front to back. The first profile is on the left, the profile center to the right, both with the beams and the third hand is tilted forward. All are in the middle of paddy field and wide-brimmed hats.


  • Title: Peace
  • Date: 1955-06
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Physical Dimensions: w36.5 x h51cm without frame
  • Provenance: João Candido Portinari
  • Rights: João Candido Portinari
  • External Link: Projeto Portinari
  • Theme: social:working scenes:cultivating rice, social:peace, social:workers:farm hand, Brazilian Culture:scarecrow, human figure:child:girl, human figure:group:women, diverse:recurring elements:gourd
  • Technique: lead pencil , crayon, sanguine, colored pencil
  • Signature: Signed in bottom left corner "Portinari"
  • Painter: Candido Portinari
  • Number: FCO 1522
  • Inscription: Dated in inscription in bottom left corner "paz VI 55”. On reverse, authentication and inscription by Maria Portinari "Nº 548”.
  • Function: Study for the panel “Peace” [FCO 3798]
  • Catalogue Raisonné: CR-3658

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